Will this work overseas w/o provider like AT&T?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bufflyn, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. bufflyn macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2009
    Here's my concern and hope someone has an answer. This seems it will only work with a provider service such as AT&T. My problem is I work as an ex-pat where there is no iPhone provider so we have to run our iPhones after being Jailbroke.

    What I want to know is will this work overseas like the iTouch? Can ebooks under ePub be purchased from other eLibraries and then transferred to the new iPad? Can't I just run it off of WiFi and still have access to mail, calender, etc like the iTouch?

    I use my iphone and itouch all the time and I'd love to save on buying an eReader and have all these other options, including a color touch screen.

    Anyone have any answers to these questions?
  2. amirite macrumors 6502a

    Aug 17, 2009
    yes to 3g overseas. dont know about the books. and wifi will work fine without 3g, there are wifi-only models.
  3. bufflyn thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2009

    Hoping it'll have sync capabilities like the iTouch.

    There is rumor here that an iPhone provider is due to start up anytime now. Therefore, I'm wondering it it'll be possible to purchase in the US as if belonging to a provider and then set up the account here when the iPhone provider goes live.

    I'm just really hesitant because the first generation of Kindles did NOT work overseas, but the Kindle2 does as long as you buy and download on a computer and then transfer to the Kindle2.

    I want everything my iPhone or iTouch can do + be capable of loading up with eBooks (from various places besides the iBookstore or whatever it's called.
  4. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    The keynote said that it's being sold unlocked (i.e. not belonging to any specific provider).

    If the keynote is correct, you'd simply buy the 3G model (in the size you want), and then setup an account with any provider in your area that offers EDGE/HSPDA data service.
  5. bufflyn thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2009

    That is exactly the answer I was looking for. So, as long as it reads ePub and I can transfer ebooks from other ePub libraries, than this is my gadget!!`

    You are a Demi-God!! Thanks :)

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